Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of August 8

Aug 7, 2022

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of August 8 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions and links are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at

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Monday, Aug 8 (1-2 pm)
Back-to-School Checklist for Positive Media and Tech Use (edWeb)
Back to school is the most wonderful time of the year! Educators are busy planning class goals for the year, setting norms and expectations for classroom device use, and supporting families with at-home tips and conversation starters. In this edWebinar, Sue Thotz and Jennifer Ehehalt from Common Sense Education will highlight what’s new from Common Sense. They will also share templates and routines to help you establish a positive culture of digital citizenship in your classroom now and throughout the school year.

Tuesday, Aug 9 (12-1 pm)
Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar will start with a review of some of the things that we know about what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. It will then help you use this information to start designing volunteer opportunities and determining who is the “right” volunteer for your organization. You’ll also learn how “word of mouth” plays such a large role in attracting volunteers to your organization and how social media makes this even more important.

Tuesday, Aug 9 (12-1 pm)
Using Census Bureau Data for Grant Writing (US Census Bureau)
Census Bureau data provides key indicators and data points for including in a grant proposal. This webinar will help you successfully navigate to capture the information you need to support your grant writing. You will be guided to key Census Bureau products and data tools and APPS that can help you create a demographic profile of your community.

Tuesday, Aug 9 (12-1 pm)
Building the Innovation Lab: A Technology Playground (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Learn about the development of the Innovation Lab (iLab), an exciting and expanding community hub that demonstrates what is possible with emerging technologies. On a shoestring budget, the iLab has grown into a respected community asset with a large impact. Get lots of ideas and hear what the presenter has planned for the lab’s future!

Tuesday, Aug 9 (4-5:30 pm)
Google Drawings in the Classroom (TeachersFirst)
Refresh your classroom activities using Google Drawings. Learn to design interactive images, labeling activities, and timelines that engage students and deepen content-area knowledge. These resources can bring additional context to your instruction and be used across content areas and grade levels. This session is for teachers at ALL technology comfort levels.

Wednesday, Aug 10 (8-9:30 am)
Digital Fundraising 101 (Candid Learning)
Looking to build your knowledge of digital fundraising? Join us online as experts discuss the latest strategies, trends and tools for nonprofits fundraising in a digital environment.

Wednesday, Aug 10 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Reinventing Programming Kits (Nebraska Library Commission)
Take-home kits are a fantastic way to upgrade virtual programming to the next level by including an interactive component. Patrons can participate in programs from the comfort of their own homes while still engaging with the library through craft-based activities for all ages and skill levels. Learn how to adapt an in-person program into a take-home kit in this workshop that will go over the process and some tips to make it easier!

Wednesday, Aug 10 (10-11 am)
Give A Great Presentation Even if You Are Nervous: Getting Comfortable with Public Speaking (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Being asked to give a presentation can be very nerve racking. Whether you have been public speaking for 10 years or just a month, sometimes you can feel stuck in preparing. This workshop is ideal for both first time presenters and experienced veterans. We will peel back the layers and show you how we prepare internally for presentations as well as how we coach and prepare external presenters. We will provide you tips and tricks to ensure successful delivery of your presentation. You will walk away from this workshop with practical skills, strategies and a checklist to make sure you always know what to do before a presentation so it can be successful.

Wednesday, Aug 10 (11-12 pm)
Where Does Governance Stop and Management Begin? (Propel Nonprofits)
A nonprofit’s board and the staff need to be collaborative partners to achieve the mission of the organization. However, there are times when roles and responsibilities become blurred. Join us as we clarify where governance stops and management begins.

Wednesday, Aug 10 (12-12:30 pm)
Best Practices for Hybrid Programming (Programming Librarian)
Using lessons learned from 4+ years of hybrid programming at a research institution, Alyssa Denneler will discuss do’s and don’ts for conducting events in the campus and local community. Of particular note are considerations for planning your event, post-event documentation and wrap-up, and ensuring you have the tools you need to confidently host a valuable event for all involved.

Wednesday, Aug 10 (12-1 pm)
Information Management And How It’s Changing (GovLoop)
It used to be that information management and data protection could be left to those managing official records with regulated information. Today the increasing volumes of data generated make tracking and managing personally identifiable information (PII) exponentially harder. PII is everywhere – in the data center, in the cloud and even on employee laptops. As such, everyone will need to play a role in the protection of data privacy and governance in order to protect sensitive information to remain compliant.

Wednesday, Aug 10 (12-1 pm)
Project Outcome 101 (Association of College and Research Libraries/Public Libraries Association)
Are you interested in measuring learning outcomes to drive change, make data-informed decisions, and demonstrate the impact of programs and services at your library? This one-hour webinar to introduce you to everything the Project Outcome toolkit has to offer. Learn how to measure meaningful learning outcomes at your library and how Project Outcome can help at every step in the process, from administering surveys to presenting the results.

Wednesday, Aug 10 (4-5:30 pm)
TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (Digital Storytelling Edition) (TeachersFirst)
There are many digital storytelling tools available for classroom use, but which ones are teachers’ favorites? Join TeachersFirst as we showcase and compare some of our contributors’ favorite edtech resources for digital storytelling. Explore new and tried-and-true technology tools for your classroom and help us decide which tool is the winner of this season’s smackdown! This session is for teachers at ALL technology comfort levels.

Wednesday, Aug 10 (5-6 pm)
AASL Town Hall: Back to School with Award Winning Collaboration (American Association of School Librarians)
Let’s head back to school by sharing some ideas and having some lively discussion about collaborating with our education colleagues.  Join AASL President, Kathy Lester, and AASL Award winning panelists who will help kick-off the Town Hall discussion.

Thursday, Aug 11 (9-10 am)
Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)
This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. federal regulations, including information about the notice-and-comment rulemaking process, the publication and citation of regulations, and the tracing of regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations, to the proposed rule in the Federal Register, to the regulation’s docket.

Thursday, Aug 11 (11-11:45 am)
Budgeting and Forecasting for Nonprofits & Charities (Charity Village)
Need help creating a sound budget? Join our upcoming ‘Budgeting and Forecasting for Nonprofits & Charities’ webinar to learn best practices for budgeting! During the webinar, we will discuss the importance of a budget, the differences between a master and program budget, and how your organization can get started with the budgeting process, followed by a live Q&A session!

Thursday, Aug 11 (12-1 pm)
Removing Barriers in Play to Include All Children (Early Childhood Investigations)
Play is the heart and heartbeat of early childhood programs, and it’s our job to offer environments and opportunities for healthy play. If all children are going to play, we need to make sure that we address barriers that may otherwise prevent some children from playing. These barriers can be physical, informational, attitudinal, or cultural in nature. Focusing on independence in play can result in children who are outside the norm of a group of children in terms of ability or culture feeling left out.

Thursday, Aug 11 (12-1 pm)
Through the Records: The Work of the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston (CSSC) at the College of Charleston (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Like so many other colleges and universities, the College of Charleston has worked to reexamine its role in American history and the role that diverse communities have played in that history. The creation of the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston (CSSC) is a part of this effort, which provides a way for faculty, staff, students, and the public to engage with issues of public history, history, education, and social justice. The presenters are archivists and will speak about how information and cultural heritage professionals can take part in challenging conversations about the nature of American history, engage in interpretation and exhibitions that forges emotional and intellectual connections, and how to use records to tell diverse stories.

Thursday, Aug 11 (4-5 pm)
Elections and Misinformation: Helping Students Build Skills and Knowledge (News Literacy Project)
Help students develop the necessary skills to distinguish high-quality news coverage from misinformation prior to election season. This FREE webinar is intended primarily for middle and high school educators in California but open to all!

Friday, Aug 12 (12-1 pm)
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention for Veterans, Service Members, Families and Communities (WebJunction)
Libraries are well positioned to provide information and referral services to connect Veterans and members of military communities with Veterans Health Administration programs and initiatives that address risks and protective factors for suicidal behaviors. Join us for this webinar with presenters from the Veterans Health Administration Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, who will provide an introduction to military culture and share how libraries can help raise awareness of the resources available to Veterans, their families, and other members of military communities.

Saturday, Aug 13 (9-10:30 am)
Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (PACER Center)
Using just a mobile phone and LEGO brand toys, we’ll be learning how to create stop-motion style videos that you can share with your family and friends. Learn the techniques to create smooth animation using the Stop Motion Studio app (iPhone & Android). Then create your own stories and bring your characters to life! Requirements: 1 mobile device with camera (iOS or Android), Stop Motion Studio app installed, your choice of movable figures or objects such as LEGO brand toys.

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